Georgian Bay, which is nearly the size of Lake Ontario, is a large bay of Lake Huron and is often referred to as the “6th Great Lake”. Home to the world’s longest freshwater beach, Ontario’s largest ski area, National Parks and 30,000 islands, Georgian Bay is a four-season playground with cottage rentals scattered along the rocky shoreline and nestled in windswept pine forests.
Sunbathers and swimmers will enjoy Sauble and Wasaga Beaches, the two longest freshwater beaches in the world, while mariners can head to the North Channel, a world renowned sailing destination. At Fathom Five National Marine Park, visitors can snorkel and scuba dive shipwrecks or take a glass bottom boat tour of the turquoise waters.
On land, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities in the summer, while winter brings excellent skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. In the late summer and fall, the Apple Pie Trail, a scenic route that runs through the area, is an agro-tourism favourite, with stops at orchards, vineyards, and eateries.
Less than a two hours’ drive north of Toronto and encompassing a plethora of natural attractions, Georgian Bay is one of the most popular places to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More